Student Life & Services

New Student Orientation

Friday, January 16

Welcome to the LIM College family! You are now a member of our distinguished community of students, alumni, dedicated faculty and staff and a city of eight million people. We hope that you have a excellent start to what will be a groundbreaking year!

The LIM College New Student Orientation (NSO) program is a one-day interactive series of activities to help new students with a successful transition to LIM College. These essential informational sessions introduce concepts of college culture and assists students in navigating LIM Campus, NYC, transportation, services and resources.

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the official hashtag: #LIMNSO #LIMWelcome

Student Orientation Leaders (OLs) serve as mentors and share their experiences to help new students navigate the NSO program. As current students, they are ready to answer your questions about life at LIM and NYC. The College's administrators and faculty will also be present throughout the NSO program to answer questions and give advice about your academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular future.

Orientation Checklist

Use this checklist to keep yourself organized. Once you have completed an item, enter the date which you finalized it. When necessary, follow up with the appropriate department to be sure the requirement has been satisfied.

New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation

New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation is the official welcome to and launch of the academic year for all new students and parents.

Date: Wednesday, August 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. (Check-in & Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.)
Location: LIM College- The Townhouse, 12 East 53rd Street, New York, New York. (Between Madison and Fifth Avenues)

LIM College strives to develop a community between its students, faculty, staff, and you the parents. This event is designed to help welcome you into our family. It will help you and your student transition into the academic year by relaying important information on college life and academic success. President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, along with faculty, current students, and alumni, will discuss the academic and personal journey your student is about to embark upon, and how you as a parent can support this development.

Highlights of the program include:

  • New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation is a two-part program.
  • The first portion of this program, New Student & Parent Orientation, is geared to students, while also informing parents about the myriad opportunities available at LIM College.
  • At 12:00 p.m. students and parents will separate. Students depart The Townhouse with their Student Orientation Leaders to begin their orientation. Parents and Guardians remain at The Townhouse to continue the Parent Orientation program.
  • Parent Orientation explores ways you can help your student make a smooth transition into college life.
  • Parent Orientation ends at 1:30 p.m.
  • Parents of commuter students can meet their student at the Maxwell Hall campus – 216 East 45th Street at 5:00 p.m.

To register your student and yourself for New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation program please go to:

Register Now for NSO 2015

Orientation is a required program and serves as your formal introduction to all that LIM has to offer. We encourage you to ask lots of questions, actively participate, become acquainted with new friends and learn what will be expected of you as a member of the LIM community.

NSO Highlights

  • Your OL will provide the inside scoop on academics, involvement and life at LIM.
  • Academic and faculty advisors will inform you about your area of study and departmental expectations. They will also help you register for classes while you are here!
  • Presentations and opportunities to interact with faculty and staff will allow you to learn more about the many campus resources available to assist in your success.
  • Time with your Orientation cohort will help you to make lifelong friends.
  • LIM's newest class of students will participate in LIM Day of Service event during Orientation in neighborhoods throughout New York City.

What to Expect

  • Lots of walking! Bring comfortable shoes.
  • Be ready for all weather! Rain or shine, Orientation must go on! Bring comfortable clothing and an umbrella.
  • You will get lots of goodies, including a bag to hold them all!
  • You will join an Orientation group to navigate the NSO program.
  • Get social and share your experience with us and your family via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
  • You will receive a 7 day unlimited MetroCard to travel around NYC.
  • Many meals will be provided, but bring spare money for treats along the way!

Register Now for NSO

The Office of Student Life looks forward to hearing from you and seeing you at NSO. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Office of Student Life at 646.388.8429 or email us at

International Student Orientation

Mandatory Immigration Document Review and Presentation Sessions take place during International Student Orientation (ISO).

ISO is a program for all newly-admitted international students at LIM College. It is offered by the Division of Student Affairs in cooperation with many other LIM offices. ISO includes various mandatory educational sessions and social activities to prepare international students in adjusting to life at LIM, in New York City, and in the United States.

Plan to arrive in New York City by Monday, January 12, 2015 at the latest. The ISO Kick-Off is on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Maxwell Hall Student Center (216 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017).

Confirm Participation in Fall 2015 ISO
All undergraduates must complete the Fall Undergraduate ISO Confirmation Form in order to:
• Confirm participation in the LIM College ISO
• Inform International Student Services of arrival date and time
• Receive essential pre-arrival instructions
• Register

Confirming your participation allows us to provide you with the smoothest transition to LIM. Additionally, we strongly encourage and expect all new international students to participate in ISO. It is your opportunity to get a proper introduction to the college and the community to help the best student you can be academically and socially.

Mandatory New Student Check-In Requirements
Federal regulations require that F-1 and J-1 newly-admitted international F-1 and J-1 students must report to the Coordinator of International Student Services to confirm arrival on LIM's campus for required government reporting, understand important immigration regulations and procedures required of F-1 and J-1 students.

  • Questions about International Student Orientation and travel documents:
    Contact: Frankie Solorzano, Coordinator of International Student Services
  • Questions about life at LIM College:
    Join the LIMClassof2018 page to connect with students and staff involved in orientation.
  • Questions about New Student Orientation (for all incoming first-year undergraduates):

Transfer Students


Friday, January 16

Welcome new transfer students to the LIM College community! If you are a transfer student, you are part of a unique and diverse group and we are thrilled that you have chosen to continue your educational journey at LIM. We recognize as a transfer student you have a unique academic background based on your experiences and have different needs from freshmen. Keeping that in mind we have designed special interest based workshops to meet your needs.
As a community, we want you to succeed and believe it is in your best interest to get involved and learn all you can about LIM; our resources and services and making connections in our community.

Please contact the Office of Admissions for the spring 2015 Transfer Packet

Wednesday, January 14

New Resident Student Move-In
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
1760 Third Avenue | New York, NY 10029
For the move-in packet, check-in map, and Housing & Residence Life staff bios, visit

1760 Meet & Greet
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Main Lobby
Come meet your new neighbors! Enjoy a food tasting sponsor by OCMP from their food plan offering. We also have some fun surprises planned for you.

Friday, January 16

New Student & Parent Orientation
10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
LIM College- The Townhouse, 12 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
*Doors open to all guests at 9:30 a.m.
Online registration closes on Wednesday, January 14

Community Service and Service-Learning

The community service at LIM College is driven by student leaders and strives to meet real needs in our community. The Office of Student Life works with student leaders, community agencies, and other College departments to plan meaningful projects, promote student involvement that makes a difference in our community, and encourage student leadership, reflection, and learning.

Through partnerships with local agencies, the Office of Student Life sponsors diverse programs based on student interests and motivation. Students can participate in one-time service projects such as New York Cares Day, Day of Service during NSO, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation or on-going service opportunities with Bottomless Closet, Tunnel to Towers and City Harvest.

All new students are trained each year during NSO to lead on-going service with our agency partner New York Cares. These students organize and facilitate programs at their site, and recruit, orient, and train other LIM volunteers. Peer-to-peer recruitment and the Student Leadership Council are two unique aspects of the service movement at LIM College.

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience seminar will connect you to the people, programs and resources necessary to provide a strong foundation for academic success and personal growth. The seminar is designed to help you acclimate and adapt to the academic and cultural community of the College. This course will help smooth the transition into college and will set the groundwork that will prepare you to achieve your academic goals.

Our First Year Experience seminars are designed to help incoming students maximize their first year by becoming comfortable on campus through connections with our faculty, staff, and student mentors, and by starting to think of LIM as home. You will discover how collaboration across disciplines can help you acquire confidence in asking questions, advocating for yourself, and thinking critically in the classroom and the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to explore many transformative experiences that extend your learning beyond the classroom, such as study abroad, industry exploration, and service learning.

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